Watch What You Heat This Holiday Season
The hoildays are the most dangerous time for fires during the holiday season. Fires can occur from cooking, dried christmas trees, candles, wood burning applicainces electrical cords and smoking articles.
Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire. Many cooking fires occur when an adult leaves cooking unattended, and often they are intoxicted. Cooking and drinking are a deadly combination. Watch what you heat during the holidays. Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking. Keep a proper-fitting lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn the stove off. Do not move the pan. Never put water on a grease fire.
Blow out all candles before leaving the house or going to bed. Water the Christmas tree daily, check all decorative lights before placing them on the tree and discard any frayed lights and cords.
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and elderly or disabled friends and relatives during holiday visits.
Plan and practice a home escape plan.
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In the News
- New Fire Chief Appointed City Council, sitting as the Committee of the Whole at its meeting held June 23, 2014, passed a recommendation to appoint Chris Snetsinger as the City’s new Fire Chief effective July 1, 2014.
- Open Air Burning Due to the number of complaints regarding open air burning within the City of Peterborough, Peterborough Fire Services will be strictly enforcing the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code as it pertains to Open-Air Burning (18.104.22.168.).